ANC Online Auction: Fire Agate and Diamond Pendant by Janine Hall

Last year Janine Hall of Janine’s Jewelry blew us away with her solid handcrafted 14-kt gold pendant, especially designed and created for ANC’s auction with the Carr Fire in mind. It featured 2.5 carats of opal, and .22 carats of diamonds. It would have retailed for $2,400. A tenacious bidder who would not be outbid acquired the pendant for $1,978, which turned out to be a significant date – 1978 – for the recipient and her husband.

This year, Janine has already outdone herself with another work of art, just for ANC’s Carr Fire Scholarship Auction.  Once again, Janine implemented a fire-theme stone in her design.

Fire agate and diamond pendant Janine Hall

Janine has designed and created another spectacular pendant, just for the ANC 2020 auction.

Fire agate and diamond pendant Janine Hall

This gorgeous pendant is a 10-carat Fire Agate and Diamond pendant in 14 carat yellow gold. Photos don’t fully capture the color and beauty of this piece.

Fire Agate and Diamond pendant Janine Hall

Janine: “A word about Fire Agate. If I had to pick one rock on the planet to work with, it would be Fire Agate. Its beautiful earth tone back ground with all the colors of the rainbow encased in a wearable hard agate makes for long-lasting durable jewelry. My all-time favorite gem. The diamond is just an accent … a carat weight of .12 points.”

Perhaps 2020 will be a significant date, or perhaps even a future date, such a special birthday, anniversary or retirement gift.

Value: $1,500

Starting bid is $450.00

Auction bidding will begin Mon. Jan. 6, and will conclude Thur. Jan. 9.

This 1985 Janine Hall photo by Tom Dunlap for the Record Searchlight told of Janine’s early years of jewelry-making in Redding.

Janine Hall has had a lifelong passion and fascination for metal and torch work. Her early jewelry fabrication and repair education started in Burbank in 1974, and she made her way to Redding a few years later.

In 1979, Hall was given the opportunity to purchase a tiny kiosk-type jewelry shop inside of Dicker’s department store in the Mall in downtown Redding. Dicker’s is gone, and most of what was known as the mall is gone, but Hall and her shop are still there.

Over these decades Janine has fabricated from scratch thousands of one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry, and has repaired countless other pieces, including many pieces she’s restored in the aftermath of the Carr Fire. Her style is clean and sometimes leans slightly to an Art Deco look. She has also become one of the most trusted jewelers in the north state, with customers on the East Coast, in Paraguay, and even Australia. Janine’s Jewelry has a Facebook page, which you can find here. She also has an Etsy store, which you can check out here.

In Hall’s almost 40 years in business, she’s contributed to countless fund raisers with donations of jewelry and gift certificates, supporting her community.

Carr Fire Auction

Bidding is now closed. Final results will be posted tomorrow.  Click here to make a donation to the ANC Carr Fire Scholarship Fund.

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